Separate Tables

By Terrence Rattigan


Separate Tables is the collective name of two one-act plays by Terence Rattigan, both taking place in the Beauregard Private Hotel, Bournemouth, on the south coast of England. The first play, titled Table by the Window, focuses on the troubled relationship between a disgraced Labour politician and his ex-wife. The second play, Table Number Seven, is set about 18 months after the events of the previous play, and deals with the touching friendship between a repressed spinster and Major Pollock, a kindly but bogus man posing as an upper-class retired army officer. The two main roles in both plays are written to be played by the same performers. The secondary characters – permanent residents, the hotel's manager, and members of the staff – appear in both plays.



Name Role
David West Director
Carole Bardsley Mrs Railton-Bell
Sue Gill Lady Matheson
Christine West Miss Meacham
Ben Ventress John Malcolm/Major Pollock
Rebecca Clarkson Anne Shankland
Rebecca Clarkson Sybil Railton-Bell
Pauline Shalliker Miss Cooper
Simon Hall Mr Fowler
Stephen Claxon Charles Stratton
Becky Carney Jean Tanner/Stratton
Kathryn Lewis Mabel
Eleanor Connell Doreen

Past Production

This show ran from 11th September 2021 - 18th September 2021.


Rossendale Players
69 Burnley Road East
Waterfoot, Lancashire

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